Photography Tours – South India

KERALA BACKWATERS

The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India. The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both manmade and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range.

The Kerala Backwaters are a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways, and sometimes compared to the American Bayou. In the midst of this landscape there are a number of towns and cities, which serve as the starting and end points of backwater cruises
Suggested Route:

Cochin – Periyar – Munnar – Kumarakom – Alappuzha

 

Photography Tours – Places of North India

GOLDEN TEMPLE OF AMRITSAR

The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the Sikhs. To pen-down the philosophy, ideology, the inner and outer beauty, as well as the historical legacy of Sri Harimandir Sahib is a momentous task. It is a matter of experience rather than a of description.golden

As advised by Sri Guru Amar Dass Ji (3rd Sikh Guru), Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji (4th Sikh Guru) started the digging of Amrit Sarovar (Holy Tank) of Sri Harmandir Sahib in 1577 A.D., which was later on brick-lined by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (5th Sikh Guru) on December 15, 1588 and He also started the construction of Sri Harimandir Sahib. Sri Guru Granth Sahib (scripture of the Sikhs), after its compilation, was first installed at Sri Harimandir Sahib on August 16, 1604 A.D. A devout Sikh, Baba Budha Ji was appointed its first Head Priest.

 

RETREAT CEREMONY AT VAGHA BORDER

Wagah, named Wahga in Pakistan, is a village near which the accepted Radcliffe Line, the boundary demarcation line dividing India and Pakistan upon the Partition of India, was drawn. The village lies 600 meters west of the Border line. At the time of independence in 1947, the migrants from the Indian parts of the subcontinent entered the present day Pakistan through this border crossing. vaghaThe Wahga railway station lies 400 meters to the south and only 100 meters from the Border line itself. In Pakistan the Border crossing is known as Wahga Border whereas in India it is called Atari Border crossing, named after the Indian village Atari, which lies 500 meters east of the border line within Indian territory.

 

TAJ MAHAL – AGRA

The Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Yet there have been few serious studies of it and no full analysis of its architecture and meaning. Ebba Koch, an important scholar, has been permitted to take measurements of the complex and has been working on the palaces and gardens of Shah Jahan for thirty years and on the Taj Mahal itself—the tomb of the emperor’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal—for a decade.
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The tomb is the representation of the house ofthe queen in Paradise, and its setting was based on the palace gardens of the great nobles that lined both sides of the river at Agra India. You will explore the entire complex of the Taj Mahal with an explanation of each building and an account of the mausoleum’s urban setting, its design and construction. Taj Mahal was built in 22 years (1631-1653) with the orders of Shah Jahan and it was dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum), the wife of Shah. 20.000 workers labored and 32 crore rupees were spent during the construction of the monument and it was built according to Islamic architecture. It is one of the Unesco world heritage site.

SIGHTSEEING AT DELHI

Delhi offers a huge panorama for a artist to get subjects and a photographer to get a photo of his lifetime.  Delhi is bustling with life, thousands of people moving here and there at a given time on a road provides ample opportunities for people’s photography. There is architectural photography which starts with Old Delhi and ends up at Akshardham Temple. We are providing some images below, which gives an idea of possibilities.

Photography Tours- Wildlife Sanctuaries

Wildlife Photo Tours helps nature lovers and photographers to explore the riches of India’s wilderness and jungles. We offer tailor-made ...
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Photography Tours – Himalayas

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Photography Tours- Wildlife Sanctuaries

Wildlife Photo Tours helps nature lovers and photographers to explore the riches of India’s wilderness and jungles. We offer tailor-made and fixed departure small group tours to select wildlife sanctuaries in India.
All our tours are accompanied by a professional wildlife photographer who serves as tour leader and photography guide on location.
Most Parks are closed in the rainy seasons from (mid June – September).

TIGER RESERVES: TADOBA WILDLIFE SANCTUARYTADOBA

Day 1 – Pick up from Nagpur airport/hotel in the morning, travel by road (approx 3-
4 hrs) to Tadoba, Check-in at resort at noon. After lunch, Evening Game Drive inside the park.
Day 2, – Morning and Evening Game Drives inside park.

One of the best places for Tiger sightings.
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JIM CORBET WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Located in the district of Nainital, Corbett National Park is a perfect place for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. It is a wonderful place in India considered as a hub of excitement and thrill. The whole extent of the park is divided into four differentJim Corbett zones called Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna and Durgadevi zones. Spread over an area of 520 square kilometres, the park is a complete package for wildlife buffs. However, tourism is only allowed in the earmarked areas of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in order to maximize the chances of viewing its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife living in the park.
[ Image Courtesy: www.cheenamalhotra.com ]

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Regular visitors consider Ranthambore, as one of the best national parks in the world to see Bengal tigers, wild, in their natural habitat. But here you don’t just see Bengal tigers you see Noor, Machali , Star male, Unnis and so on. Each of Ranthambore’s denizens are well identified and The Ranthambhore Bagh, with its trained team, is perhaps your best bet to know who is who.Ranthambore national park
Often described as a “secluded ecological island surrounded by fields and over-grazed plains”, the Ranthambhore tiger reserve lies at the intersection of the Aravalis and the Vindhyan hill systems covered by Northern tropical dry deciduous forests.
The reserve lies in Rajasthan’s eastern districts of Sawai Madhopur and Karauli with the Chambal river forming its eastern boundary. The river Banas, a tributary of Chambal, flows through the reserve from the

north-west to the south-east, dividing the reserve into two equal halves – the Kela Devi Sanctuary and other parts of the Reserve. Once part of the royal state of Karauli, Kela Devi Sanctuary (670 sq km) is almost half as big as the entire reserve but has little wildlife to offer as most of it is a dry “table top” plateau { Image Courtesy: www.cheenamalhotra.com }

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Photography Tours – Himalayas

Himalayas offer a very wide spectrum for photographer. We have lower himalayas, SHIVALISK MOUNTAINS range which is entirely different than CENTRAL HIMALAYAS. Shivalik range people are different than central himalayas tribes and settlements. You find more people oriented photography chances than sightings of peaks and ranges. You can see religious pilgrimage moving to and fro from all over the country to various temples of worships.
Central Himalayas, is more about PEAKS and HIMALAYAS RANGES thus people, villages and landscape is entriely different than lower himalayas.
Greater Himalayas which is home to glaciers and high peaks is not everyone’s cup of tea and we require details of experience and technical know how of our clients for safe and secure experience in remoteness of Himalayas.

One more segment of Himalayas is LAHUL, SPITI AND ladakh region which is highly popular among photographers from all over the world. Explore below links to understand topography and landscape of LAHAUL and SPITI region.

LAHAUL – SPITI  : http://trekking.himadventures.com/category/lahual-spiti/
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ADAKH REGION: http://trekking.himadventures.com/ladakh-himalayas-trekking-routes/

Mt. Shitidhar – Himachal Pradesh

This is an easy climb. Suitable to first timer climbers who want to learn about mountaineering. We conduct one expedition every year on this peak to spread interest about mountaineering among people.

Road Head: Manali / Solang Nala
Hight:
4600m

Peak Type :Rock & Snow

Knowledge Required : Ascending and Descending in Snow,

Equipment You Bring: Climbing Shoes, Rucksack,

Duration: 14 Days -Ex-Delhi Package

Stok Kangri – Ladakh

Face of Stok Kangri is visible on top right of this page- it does not require you to be a trained and experienced climber. Excellent chance to start climbing with this above 6000m peak.
Climbing Stok Kangri does not require any Himalayan climbing experience. If you have trekked in Himalayas before -you can climb this peak which lies in most scenic places of ladakh. Meet high altitude Shepherds of local villages, untouched and unpolluted culture of Tibet-Ladakh . Monasteries of Spituk and Stok Palace explains the rich heritage of Royal Ladakh.Peak Type : Scree and Rock

Knowledge Required : Ascenind and Descending in scree and rock,

Equipment You Bring: Good Shoes ( High Ankle )

Add On’s : Monastery Tours, Visit to Khar Dung-La, Tso-Morari Lake etc.

 

Face of Stok Kangri is visible on top right of this page- it does not require you to be a trained and experienced climber. Excellent chance to start climbing with this above 6000m peak.

Standard Itinerary

Take Over Point: Delhi/ Manali

Day 01 & 2 : Drive to Leh from Manali. Manali is overnight travel from Delhi by tourist 2X2 bus. Journey to Leh is dusty,rocky but goes through two high passes Tanglang-La and Lachalunga-La. Tanglang La being 17250 ft. is second highest motorable pass of the world. Entoute our jeep stops at tourist camping place. Over night in tented camping site.

Day 03,04 : Leh -Day for sightseeing tour of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel. Two days rest should be included when you come to Ladakh- as Leh itslef is situated on high plateu. Guided tour of monasteries is not included in package cost but if required- it is best add on…

Day 05 :Drive to Stok village & start of trek up to Manokarmo – a shepherd encampment- 3/4 hrs. of trekking. We usually suggest people to carry less wt. and walk slow-unless you are having adiquate experience to handle yourself in high altitude. if you are new to such atmosphere- walk with our instructors/guides, take lot of juices/water.

Day 06: Trek to Base Camp. Approx 5 hrs. of walk. If you are reading these lines- do not forget to visit picture gallery to view pictures.

Day 07: Rest Day.

Day 08: Trek to Advance Base Camp.

Day 09: Summit attempt & back to ABC. Stok Kangri climb is scree and rocky. You hardly encounter snow unless you are 70-100m short of summit. As this is “E” route. More difficult and challenging route is from “Right Side” of the picture shown on top right of this page. Actual / Normal climbing route is hitting the left cleft of big “E” slope coming down towards Gulup Kangri ( Both have common caulier) This is a CWM- route to enter and route of exit are same.

Day 10: Back to Manokarmo

Day 11:Reaching Stok Village and then travel to Leh.

Day 12 Rest Day-Local Sightseeing /Shopping

Day13: Fly To Delhi Points To Remember:

1. Leh is well connected by air from Delhi – but we would advice you to make your exit from Leh by air.
2. After we takeover you do not have to pay anything. Takeover point can be Delhi / Manali.

 

Sar Pass – Student Trekking

Himachal Pradesh is richly endowed with diverse attractions for all kinds of adventure sports in addition to picturesque scenic spots. Breathtakingly enchanting trekking areas are spread over Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges between 1500 nits. to 6000 nits. It is an extremely thrilling experience to go through the low scrub land, paddy field, vast expanses strewn with pine needles, sprawling oak  jungles, the majestic Himalayan cedar trees (Deodar) and the swift rivers with ice cold water. Trekking in Himachal is bound to be a memorable experience because of the complete sense of communion with nature as well as the great warmth of mingling with gentle hill folks

Day 1: Takeover from Delhi airport and if your flight is landing in day- we travel for Chandigarh which is 5-6 hrs drive from airport. Hotel stay at Chandigarh.

Day 2: Travelling from Chandigarh to Report at Base Camp (Seobagh).

Day 3: Acclimatisation, Orientation.

Day 4: Trek to Grahan. Gradual walking in mountains. Stay in tented accommodation. 4-5 hrs walk.

Day 5: Trek to Ming Thach. Gradual walking in mountains. 4-5 hrs walking- stay in tented accommodation.

Day 6: Trek to Nagaru. Short walk-slow ascent. 3-4 hrs walking in high altitudes- stay at tented accommodation.

Day 7: Trek to Biskeri. 3-4 hrs of walking- tented accommodation.

Day 8: Trek to Bhandak Thach. SAR PASS

Day 9: Trek to Base Camp (Seobagh).

Day 10: Travel for Chandigarh- 6-7 hrs.drive.

Day 11: Back to Delhi- hotel stay.

Macleod Ganj – Triund – Llaka Glacier

Day 01 : Mcleodganj to Triund,2800 mtrs, 9 kms gradual trek.

The trek offer panoramic views Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala valley and distant views of Shivalik hills and plains of Kangra valley. The trek is moderate nature. Triund is a large land of green grass and pasture like. One can see the mighty Dhauladhar ranges just above the eyes. This is the base camp and acclimatization point for trekkers climbing the Inderahar point in the Mt. Dhauladhar.

The day is in leisure to wander about in the Triund vast land. Night at Camp or forest guesthouse.

Day 2 : Early morning walk to Ilaka Snow line, 4 hrs max. Snow line is a 3000m, a natural rock cave shelter.

Back to Triund. Tea or breakfast and walk down to Mcleodganj. reach Mcleodganj in the afternoon.

Includes:
Morning and Evening Tea
1st Day Lunch and Dinner and 2nd Day Breakfast
Accommodation on twin or thrice sharing basis in tent
One bonfire

Package Excludes :
Transport from source to Destination
Any Personal Expenses

Inclusive of: Accommodation during the trekking, all meals all guides, porters, cook, camping Equipment. Cost does not include transportation before and after the trek, accommodation, & meals before and after the trek and kind of insurance.

Beas Kund – Student Trekking

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi – Meet at the airport and transferred to hotel OR Travel for Chandigarh. This is approx 300 kms. of journey- Overnight in hotel. { Most international flights lands in night-stay in Delhi is recommended )

Day 02: Travel from Chandigarh to Solang Valley through Kullu and Manali. Solang Valley is 17 kms. from Manali. This is approx 250 kms. of journey which starts from foothills of Himalayas and reaches close to tale of Pir Panjal which is largest Himalayan Range.
En-route we will stop for tea/coffee and snacks. Our travel is through small towns and villages of Himachal Pradesh which is becoming a role model in tourism and industry growth. ( Hydro Power,Horticulture and Agriculture)

Day 03 : Rest Day at Solang Valley

Day 04: Solang – Dhundi – 3 hrs trek
A gentle walk along the bank of the river brings us to our camp. Glimpses of Inderasan (6220m ) and Deo Tibba ( 6000m ) are obtainable from here. Overnight camp on full board basis.

Day 05: Dhundi – Bakkar Thach – This is high altitude shepherd fields-please do see images

Day 06: Trek to Beas Kund – This is short climb up the ridge and then plateau of BEAS KUND. Shift of camp to Beas Kund depends on good weather. Packed lunch will be provided for a full day excursion in Beas Kund plateau and we come back in evening to Bakkar Thach-which is a high altitude shepherd field.

Day 07 : Beas Kund-Bakkar Thach : back via same route.

Day 08 : Bakkar Thach – Solang Nala – Manali -hotel stay. Return to Solang and meet our prearranged transport to Manali.

Day 09: Travel back to CHANDIGARH-Hotel stay

Day 10: Travel back to Delhi -Tour Ends.

Stok Kangri Base Camp for Students

Stok Kangri base camp trek for student groups is a memorable experience. It requires acclimatization and fitness to walk in challenging weather conditions of Ladakh.

Day 01 & 2 : Drive to Leh from Manali. Manali is overnight travel from Delhi by tourist 2X2 bus / by air to Bhunter airport which is 45km. from Manali. Journey to Leh is dusty,rocky but goes through two high passes Tanglang-La and Lachalunga-La. Tanglang La being 17250 ft. is second highest motorable pass of the world. Entoute our jeep stops at tourist camping place. Over night in tented camping site.

Day 03,04 : Leh -Day for sightseeing tour of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel. Two days rest should be included when you come to Ladakh- as Leh itslef is situated on high plateu. Guided tour of monasteries is not included in package cost but if required- it is best add on…

Day 05 :Drive to Stok village & start of trek up to Manokarmo – a shepherd encampment- 3/4 hrs. of trekking. We usually suggest people to carry less wt. and walk slow-unless you are having adiquate experience to handle yourself in high altitude. if you are new to such atmosphere- walk with our instructors/guides, take lot of juices/water.

Day 06: Trek to Base Camp. Approx 5 hrs. of walk. If you are reading these lines- do not forget to visit picture gallery to view pictures.

Day07: Come back to Stok Village-same route( Shift To Hotel)

Day8,9: Back to Manali ( By air exit is fine if you had come by road from Manali) We will provide private vehicle for travel back to Manali.Shift to hotel for rest.

Day10: Back to Delhi

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Student Trekking Options

Sar Pass – Student Trekking

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Macleod Ganj – Triund – Llaka Glacier

Day 01 : Mcleodganj to Triund,2800 mtrs, 9 kms gradual trek. The trek offer panoramic views Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala ...
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Beas Kund – Student Trekking

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Stok Kangri Base Camp for Students

Stok Kangri base camp trek for student groups is a memorable experience. It requires acclimatization and fitness to walk in ...
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